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SEMINAR: 31st Annual Labor and Employment Seminar (Portland)

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Best Practices For Best Employers™ Seminar

Please join us on Thursday, April 3, for our 31st Annual Labor and Employment Seminar as we team with Oregon Business magazine’s 2014 “Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.” The seminar will be held at the Portland Hilton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; program is held from 8 a.m. to noon.

This annual seminar, geared toward Employers, Managers, Human Resource Professionals and Corporate Counsel, is part of our ongoing Employment Law School For Managers® Series.

This seminar has been pre-approved for 3.75 HRCI credit hours. This seminar was approved for 4.0 CLE credits.
HRCI Approved for Credit Seal

April 3, 2014


7:30 – 8 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8 – 8:05 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction

8:05 – 8:45 a.m. – Health Care Reform: Employer Compliance Under the Affordable Care Act
Kara Backus and Craig A. Day

We will cover recent developments with respect to employer compliance under the Affordable Care Act. In particular, we will focus on compliance for “large” employers with 50 or more full-time employees, most of whom should be taking steps to implement the safe harbor under the employer shared responsibility regulations.

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. – Annual Labor and Employment Law Update and the Road Ahead: Lessons for Best Employers
Paul M. Ostroff

We will cover what employers need to know about legal trends affecting employers over the past year, including new federal, state and local laws, regulatory changes and initiatives, and decisions from courts.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Our Former Executive is Doing What?! When to Fight Over Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Susan K. Eggum

Protection of proprietary and intellectual properties, privacy and security is a core responsibility of owners and managers. Thousands of lawsuits against the departing employee and the new employer are presently pending over the taking of proprietary information useful to a competitor. Both the handling of the departure the moment it is learned, and the approach, content and timing of seeking injunctive relief is critical to the employer’s retention of high-value intellectual property.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Labor Law for Non-Union Employers: The NLRB Has Its Sights on You!
We will address the National Labor Relations Board’s recent focus on non-union workplaces, including challenges to employee handbook policies, protected concerted activity, and non-union employees’ right to strike.

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Update on Investigations and Honing Your Skills to Perform and Document Them
David G. Hosenpud

Employment claim investigations done right build workplace morale, enforce company policies, and can provide critical legal defenses. Learn to avoid common employer mistakes that convert investigations into costly court or jury determinations of what should have been done to ensure a fair and impartial outcome.

Hilton Portland
Pavilion Ballroom
921 S.W. 6th Avenue
Portland, OR
For directions, visit the Portland Hilton website.
(Please note that parking will be at your own expense.)

Cost for this seminar is $75 prepay online; $90 at the door.

Questions? Contact:
Kelley Johnson

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.